The bioidentical hormone replacement therapy doctors at our San Diego practice know that successful treatment doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Any hormone-balancing program can definitely benefit from incorporating natural ways to boost your testosterone levels along with your medical treatment.
What you put into your body has a big impact on how your body is able to perform, and that incudes testosterone production. For example, high levels of caffeine can increase cortisol production, which in turn decreases testosterone levels.
Besides avoiding the things that might be bad for you, you have to be sure your body is getting all the nutrients and minerals required for efficient T production. Zinc and magnesium are both important for creating testosterone, as well as good fats like olive oil. Broccoli and other foods that contain high amounts of indoles can help reduce harmful man-made xenoestrogens levels that negatively impact testosterone levels.
Men who are overweight tend to have lower testosterone levels, so if you’re struggling with Low T, this is a great time to get back into shape. Regular exercise can help you lose weight as well as lower stress, and stress reduction means lowering the high cortisol levels that hamper testosterone production.
Studies show that exercise regimens that work larger muscle groups improve testosterone levels. However, be careful not to overdo it and remember to get plenty of rest in between sessions. Getting enough sleep is a key component in maintaining healthy T levels as well; the majority of testosterone production occurs overnight.
In short, Low T can be improved by all the things you should be doing for good health anyway: getting enough sleep, eating the right foods, and managing your stress levels. When combined with testosterone therapy, you’ll be on the right track back to whole body health.